3 Gurus – One Massive Failure – Not One Deal in 7 months


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If you have not heard of the guru challenge that appeared last year on Facebook..

https://www.facebook.com/groups/guruchallenge/

Rich Urban (my new hero) said this :

This whole guru challenge thing basically reveals one truth to me. These people on the wholesaling forum that try to portray themselves as “REAL ESTATE GURUS” are only really gurus at getting students. Listen up, because I’m only here to speak the truth. I have nothing to gain from this post other than maybe helping somebody out that’s about to plunk down a few grand on some mentoring. You got Joe McCall.. this guy used the excuse of being out of the country even though his whole system is based on doing deals remotely (LOL) .. he comes back to the USA and still doesn’t get a deal in the area. Even funnier yet, you have a coward like Todd Toback who enters the competition and then suddenly backs out because “he entered a personal challenge” LOL Guys.. I hate to pull back the curtain but all of these “Gurus” sure as hell sounds like some bullshit to me.

How in the hell has no one closed a deal yet? At least a few hundred thousand dollars should have been made within this time span. It boggles my mind.

End quote ……

I think for the the next competition… they can do better with “who can get a coaching student signed up the fastest” … much more action with the B/S marketing promises!

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TAMERA ARAGON – Locator Gold – Get Paid to Bring Houses – SCAM REVIEW


tameraWow. This post on Facebook about Tamera has started a firestorm.

I just watched Joe Mccall’s off-market house flipping webcast presented by “Tammy” Aragon. The lucky few who responded ASAP would pay only $997 vs. $17,088 for a virtual Bootcamp teaching you how to be a BIRDDOG!   Yes people, a BIRDDOG.   A fancy word was used, “arbitrage.” But basically, you pay 1k to learn how to find properties for Tammy and other investors, who will then pay you 1k if they go to closing. BIRDDOG. People, it’s time to pay attention to wtf you’re being fed and paying for.

READ THE THREAD HERE ( Now Deleted after 158 comments made)

I agree that this course is ridiculous and seriously overpriced.   Many people are shocked at how bad  guru information marketing is getting. All I can say is Buyer Beware.  Do your homework.  If it sounds to good to be true – run a mile.  Tamara’s Ripoff Report HERE

How about gurus putting disclaimers on what they’re pushing?

DISCLAIMER: I’ve never used this crap so I can’t attest to whether it works or not. The seller of the product reached out to me because I have a huge mailing list. So, I agreed push it…ooops, I mean peddle…no, sorry, offer it to you guys. By the way-if you sign up, I will make some money. And don’t ask me any questions about this product or service because I’VE NEVER USED IT! GOOD LUCK, SUCKERS! Oh, sorry-CONSUMERS.

I wish “guru’s” would review the stuff they are promoting.  I cant believe that this was even promoted at all by this guy. However looking back at his recent podcasts – the last 3 course he promoted were crap.

I will be writing another review of his new coaching program and partner shortly. There are red flags everywhere in the promo material.

UPDATE 3/28/16 11:07 EST  It appears that she has lowered the price to $197

Oh, look at what I found from her locatorgold.com website.  Now there’s an 80% discount. Oh, how GENEROUS!

Matthew Pape From $17,088 all the way down to $197, how can she AFFORD TO GIVE AWAY THIS INFORMATION!

Dan Schwatz / InvestorFuse – Podio Review – Honest and Open


I just had the chance to review InvestorFuse, which is being touted as a Customer relationship management (CRM) that is better than anything on the market.

To keep it simple, Investorfuse is a template of actions that lays on top of a Podio platform.  (Podio is a subscription based generic CRM product)

While I agree that having a template to start you on your path is useful, this is tool is in no way complete.

CRM is a term that refers to practices, strategies and technologies that companies use to manage and analyze customer interactions and data throughout the customer lifecycle, with the goal of improving business relationships with customers, assisting in customer retention and driving sales growth. CRM systems are designed to compile information on customers across different channels — or points of contact between the customer and the company — which could include the company’s website, telephone, live chat, direct mail, marketing materials and social media. CRM systems can also give customer-facing staff detailed information on customers’ personal information, purchase history, buying preferences and concerns.

However there are so many numerous items still missing from this system its not funny!  People who are looking at running their business on the cheap or need basic CONTACT Management will be the ones drawn to this. Please note there is a huge difference between contact management and customer relationship management!

This is also NOT a lead generation tool. You still have to do your own marketing and import your leads into the system.  I find this is another area where their advertising is misleading.

Its a shame that many real estate investors do not understand the basic concepts of marketing and jump into fancy promises of “don’t lift a  finger, our system does everything automatically” There is lots of hype from Dan Schwatz, but there is NOTHING NEW that other programs don’t provide.

While there is merit in systems and automation.. the people I spoke already using Podio/Investorfuse are spending more time trying to understand and/or implement it.  This CRM system is little more than a glorified database where customer information is stored.

The good news is that there are a multitude of other products on the market that I would recommend and that work out cheaper and are easier to use right out of the box!

My advise is to look elsewhere. Spend your money on something that was built from the ground up, that you can use faster, and provides you with more feature functionality.

The users I spoke to on Investorfuse seem to like its simplicity and probably are not too technical which is its appeal. The bad thing is that they do not know what they are missing in other systems that have been on the market for years and are way ahead.

Here are some good reads to know more:

http://www.softwareadvice.com/crm/real-estate-crm-comparison/

Government Funding Solutions – Sean Carpenter – BEWARE


ALERT NOTICE FOR http://www.GovernmentFundingSolutions.net/gfs/

sean carpenterThis course is by the same guy was involved with the Karen Hanover Scam. This is the same guy who gave a Realtor an offer of 1.6 million with only 500 dollars down with 107% financing!  Seriously.

Sean Carpenter promised the same crap to all her students and did not perform on any deal with them.

I just took a quick look at what he had to offer, and red flags started appearing immediately..  Buyer Beware.

Please note in the terms there is only a 14 day refund policy.  His guarantee if you have an issue, is only that you can call his offer and ask him questions.

 

John T. Reed Versus Donald Trump


I am highly disappointed in John T. Reed who I once respected as an honest person.   Obviously John has a personal grudge against Donald for being more successful than he ever was.

John T. Reed, has been hired as a paid expert witness for the plaintiffs in one of the Trump lawsuits, but has no current role in the cases.  He stated in regards to the response over the Trump University evaluations..“So they write a seminar evaluation, and hand it in, face-to-face.” “That,” Mr. Reed added, “is where you get your 98 percent.”

Seriously, did the Trump teachers hold a gun to these people’s head to write a good review? NO.

Money is obviously the motivating factor for John T. Reed to testify for the plantiffs as an expert witness.  In my knowledge, Mr. Reed is no longer involved in real estate or has he even attended any training of Trump University. How in the world can he be an expert?

I have seen the program material for Trump University and know a few people who taught the seminars… it was quality information.  

The problem is that most people want to get rich quick.   80% of people who buy any home study course, or coaching do not make big dollars because the don’t do the work required!  If these people wanted to be successful they would take responsibility for their lack of action. Blaming someone else for their  failures is childish.

The people who are part of this class action lawsuit are LOSERS!  They are only looking to SCAM Donald to get him to give their money back.

I believe Donald is doing the right thing by not settling this lawsuit and I hope he sues them back for liable.

#VoteTrump  #TrumpUniversityROCKs

Antony Patrick and Joe Lopez – REI ROAD MAP


2-1-2016 10-20-07 AMI first met Anthony Patrick at a Jeff Adams event.  Anthony said to me that he was doing most of the coaching work for Jeff. He then went on to say he could easily teach the same thing Jeff did from stage since he was a handyman and knew how to look at houses and evaluate them based on Jeff’s methods. He also said Jeff’s students really liked how I was teaching them about generating leads.

After quite a while I decided to give him a chance at one of my training events.  While Anthony was not perfect in knowledge or training, we came to the agreement that under my mentor-ship that he has potential to become a reputable trainer.

Unbeknownst to me that as I was helping him, that he was gathering my materials for his use.  Then I found out that he started using our own website designs and marketing material paid out of our company profits to market his own event.  Anthony then hired a guy Joe Lopez ( who previously sat in on my events – and who only knew how to drive for dollars)  to try and provide the content I created to his attendees.

I later find testimonials that I had shot have been edited and my name removed being used on his website ?   The Joe files a DCMA against me saying that to my host to take my site down because they are his videos ??  WTF

It is with a sad heard that you cannot trust Anthony Patrick or Joe Lopez of ReiRoadMap.com   Do not give them ANY of your hard earned money.

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Known associates –  Lisa Dinota, Mandy Patrick,  Elvie Gil-Jund, Linda Pliages Keller Williams – Rancho Cucomongo.

 

 

 

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Jim Shead – Now operating in South Carolina – Beware American Investors Network Inc.


I have been hearing a lot of talk recently about Jim Shead and American Investors Network Inc.  They have also been showing up more and more on scam review and complaint sites.  I thought its time to post about them since they are in my own state!

Jim also is being promoted by Rob Provazano heavily. American Investors and Canada Investors are companies of Jim Shead.

Dr. Guy Herman or Lancaster, California sues American Investors Network  and WON.  AIN had to reimburse investor.

Others involved in the action:

Ron Brossard
Susan Pilkenton
Mary Moses
Shirrea Tarver
Linda Davis

Guy Herman stated that they are all deceptive liars who also happen to be some of the most uneducated, incompetent, ignorant, and deceitful individuals you will ever encounter. BEWARE!!!

I have asked other to email me there stories.  Watch this space!

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-mnd-0_05-cv-01686/pdf/USCOURTS-mnd-0_05-cv-01686-0.pdf

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/American-Investors-Network-Inc/Conyers-Georgia-30094/American-Investors-Network-RIP-OFF-SCAM-I-won-a-legal-judgement-against-the-company-for-r-317099

http://complaintwire.org/complaint/3EEudRoGtQw/jim-shead-real-estate-coaching